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UK appoints senior diplomat as next NATO envoy

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday appointed senior diplomat David Quarrey as the country’s next permanent representative to NATO.

Quarrey, a career diplomat who formerly served as the director for the Middle East and North Africa at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCDO) and ambassador to Israel, will begin leading the U.K.’s joint delegation to the military alliance later this month.

NATO envoys meet several times a week and represent their member countries on the North Atlantic Council, the highest decision-making forum in the alliance. Quarrey takes over from Sarah MacIntosh, who has held the post since February 2017.

“I am honored to take up the position of U.K. permanent representative to NATO,” Quarrey said in a statement. “I look forward to leading the excellent joint FCDO and [ministry of defense] team as we work with our allies to keep our country and citizens safe.”

U.K. Foreign Secretary Liz Truss added in a statement: “David is an experienced diplomat and will lead the U.K.’s efforts working with our NATO allies — I congratulate him on his appointment.”

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